Saturday, October 01, 2016

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Ollie Guest Speaker at October Breakfast

Coach Kevin Ollie
(Middletown, CT.) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that UConn Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie will serve as guest speaker at the chamber’s October Member Breakfast Meeting on Friday, October 7, 2016.

The Member Breakfast Meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, with networking beginning at 7:00 a.m., breakfast buffet opens at 7:30 a.m., and the Meeting Program, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by ConnectiCare, Inc. The breakfast cost is $22 for Chamber Members and $32 for non-members.

“We look forward to welcoming Coach Ollie to our Chamber’s Member’s Breakfast. His talk to our members is always one of our most exciting events of the year with a preview of his team’s outlook in the new season. We are expecting a sold out crowd,” said Larry McHugh, President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. 

In four seasons as UConn’s head coach, following two years as an assistant under Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun,  Ollie has already experienced a long career’s worth of ups and downs including the ultimate high of the college basketball coaching profession, the 2014 NCAA National Championship. His teams have never won less than 20 games, while posting three perfect APR scores of 1000. His career record of 97-44 (.688) already has him fifth on UConn’s all-time coaching wins list.

Workshop Following Breakfast: "Painkillers & Opioids in the Workplace,"

Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council’s "Painkillers & Opioids in the Workplace,"
Workshop will take place immediately following the Member Breakfast Meeting with Coach Ollie. The workshop beginning at 9:15 a.m., focuses on circumstances when an employee experiences pain whether it’s due to injury, illness, or even the maladies of aging, work can suffer. This workshop will help your employees become more knowledgeable about managing pain. This seminar looks at the healthy use of opiates, over-the-counter medications, and alternative therapies. The presentation includes a 20-minute PowerPoint program that MCSAAC can offer to employees as a free “lunch & learn” event. Workshop speakers include: Dr. Matthew Lundquist, MD, who specializes in Occupational Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Prevention/Occupational Medicine. He has a special interest in public and employee health. Betsey Chadwick, MA, is the Director of the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC). Kelly Huffman, MS, LPC, CEAP is a licensed professional counselor with the Middlesex Hospital Employee Assistance Program and Solutions EAP.

For more information or to register for both events, please visit

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